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19 June 2020

Lack of Funds May Force WFP to Halt Essential Humanitarian Airlifts and Passenger Flights to Countries Isolated by COVID-19 Pandemic (For the Media)

With much of the world’s commercial transport systems, particularly airlines, grounded by COVID-19, WFP - the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger and a global leader in logistics – has stepped in to move passengers and huge volumes of health and other supplies needed in the fight against the global pandemic.
Other Common Service facilities which WFP has helped set up for the humanitarian and health community include two field hospitals, one in East and the other in West Africa, and to date 16 medical evacuations have been carried out, including with WFP-contracted air ambulances.
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